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...filler approved in the US for HIV-related lipoatrophy. It containspoly-L-lactic acid, a man-made product that has a long history of use inreconstructive surgery. It requires three to six sessions and a touch-up everyyear. It cost
s approximately $1,500 per office visit. The manufacturer has apatient assistance program (go to https://patientassistanceprogram.sanofi-aventis.us/default.aspx ). Radiesse: This product is alsoFDA...
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Hi Bob, I have tremendous respect for the work you do and the honest appraisal you give to all questions. My question is more scientific than anything else. Assuming a high risk encounter(unprotected intercourse w/ unknown status). I'm fairly...
...HIV antibody tests for diagnostic purposes, we do not know, although data is being collected. Chances are the extremely high cost
s, potential for false-positive results and other technical concerns will limit any significant potential benefits.... Read more »
Ryan,I plan on testing myself for HIV in the next few months. Worst case scenario: If I am postive, how much would HAART treatment and other types of treatment(Thymaus treatment) cost? By the way, I was on PEP, and the one month cost for...
for one antiretrovir
al drug per year can average between $2,000 and $7,000 (Combivir, in your case, would cost
$6,000 per year). Read more »
My husband and i are both Hiv+, our CD4 count are both below 250, we recently developed skin infections, we are not on ante retrovirals, but we would like to find out if it is possible for us to have a child? We would like your honest opinion...
Hello,If you and your husband are both HIV positive with CD4 counts below 250 and have skin infections, anemia, headaches and fatigue, I would question your assessment that "(you) are both healthy"!!! Why are you not on HIV medications? What has... Read more »
Dear Dr LittleA recent report in a South African newspaper states that a clinic in Johannesburg has incontrovertibly demonstrated that anti-retroviral drugs prevent the transmission of HIV in rape victims. Would it not then be considered "safer"...
...the best place for this form of counseling and triage - but we have no obvious alternative in the U.S. Second, the issue of cost
- there is insufficient data at present on efficacy and insurance companies do not typically reimburse this cost
. ... Read more »
...Bangs, creator of "The Lazarus Effect," a documentary to run on HBO Monday that examines "the transformative effects of low-cost
al drugs in the fight against AIDS in Africa" through the eyes of four people living in Zambia. A full... Read more »
...infected with HIV. On June 7-10, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) hosted a conference, Opportunities to reduce the cost
al (ARV) treatment, to explore opportunities to significantly lower the cost
s of antiretrovir
al... Read more »
...arms, and legs. There is ongoing concern about the use of this agent in international resource-poor settings due to the low cost
availability of this drug. Nevertheless, the side effect profile has led to a widespread avoidance of this drug when... Read more »
... Photo: PA IMAGERY With the ongoing economic crisis, plus the large number of people who are unemployed, and the mounting cost
s associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a way to offer much-needed... Read more »
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...Cabinet this week announced that a technical task team drawn from the Treasury and the Department of Health was working out the cost
implications of providing anti-retrovir
al drugs to all sectors of society. The team was also involved in efforts... Read more »
...it. I can't believe that my insurance pays $21,600 a year for my meds, and I pay a piddly $960. I can't believe that my meds cost
$22,560 a year total. That's crazy. I guess "THE MAN" (LMAO! I just love sayin that!!) can put a price on a life.... Read more »
...positive. I just don't know how I will live with a positive result, but I hope I can live many years with it (despite the high cost
of medical care, I am not wealthy, nor do I have a steady job). These may be the last days of my life before it... Read more »
...debajo de la amigdala y otro ms pequeo ms abajo, cerca de la clavcula. Estoy aterrorizado. Que hago??? Si no fuera una sindorme retrovir
al agudo, a que se pueden deber esos ganglios. Es comn? Read more »